Karnataka Govt's 'Indira Canteen' Inaugurated, Offers Free Meal On First Day

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| August 16 , 2017 , 13:11 IST

Indira Canteen has been Karnataka's government most ambitious project. CM Siddaramaiah's vision to provide the poor with affordable food in all the 198 wards of Bengaluru was announced at the last budget session.

The Populist scheme was finally inaugurated on the morning of August 16th by Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi. A total of 101 canteens will be opened as of now. The rest of the canteens are facing location issues, delaying their launch.

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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner, N. Manjunath Prasad announced free dinner at all the canteens on the inaugural day. On other days, hot meals at the basic price of Rs 10 for Lunch and Dinner and Rs 5 for Breakfast will be served by the canteens.

Hospitality consultant on Indira Canteens, Sanjay Bhan informed that no food will be served an Tuesdays and added, "We will be carrying out the equipment route mapping and other things."

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Bengaluru Street Vendors' Association welcomed the associated whole heartedly. The Association's convener, Vinay Srinivasa said "A project aiming to serve the poor was opposed, which shows elitism. Indira Canteens are a move towards an inclusive Bengaluru."

The canteens will be opened for public by 7:30pm on August 15. Karnataka government has ensured the quality and hygiene will be maintained while serving the food.